Australia will be hosting New Zealand for the traditional Test series towards the end of the year. While the Kiwis will play just three Tests in December and January, they will return to Australia in March to play a three-match ODI series.
The Aussies have a pretty strong record in all Australia vs New Zealand Test matches over the years. In 57 matches since 1946, they have won 31 games, drawn 18 and lost just 8 games against the Kiwis. They have won 17, drawn 11 and lost 3 Down Under. This is certainly not a positive stat for the visiting side, but they would we itching to reduce the gap between their wins and losses.
The Black Caps enjoy a better win percentage in AUS vs NZ ODIs, as they have won 39 matches out of 137. However, this stat is also not what they would like to trumpet about. But they would feel better with their record in ODIs in Australia. They have won 18 of the 64 matches they have played there. The Kiwis went a step above the Australians in the recently concluded ICC ODI World Cup 2019 in England. They would want to be one step above in the bilateral series as well.
The Australia vs New Zealand 2019-20 Test series will be a part of the ongoing ICC World Test Championship. Traditionally, the Australians play the first Test of the series in Perth. The first Test against New Zealand at the new Perth Stadium will be played from 12-16 December 2019. They will move on to play the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground from 26-30 December 2019. The final Test will be the New Year’s Test which has been scheduled at the Sydney Cricket Ground from 3-7 January 2020. This will also be the first Test match in 2020.
After the conclusion of the Test series, Australia cricket team will travel to India for an ODI series. The Indians will then travel to play an all-format series in New Zealand. Post that, Australia and New Zealand will meet again for the ODI series in March 2020. They will play the first two ODIs right where they left off the Test series, at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
The first two ODIs will be conducted on 13 and 15 March 2020. The final ODI will be played after a gap of five days, at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart.